Tag: A350

Iberia Takes Delivery of Its First A350-900

Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody. The aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a […]

CAE to Train Airbus A330/A350 Pilots for Virgin Atlantic Airways

CAE announced the signature of an exclusive long-term Airbus A330 and A350 pilot training contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways, the British airline headquartered in Crawley, close to London, United Kingdom. Under the terms of the 10-year agreement, Virgin Atlantic’s pilots will receive Airbus A330 and A350 training at CAE’s training centre in London Gatwick, equipped […]

Turkish Airlines Finalises Airbus and Boeing Orders

Turkish Airlines has revealed that it has decided to purchase 60 wide-body aircraft comprising of 50 firm and 10 optional aeroplanes. With the first six set to be delivered in 2019, the airline will continue to receive aircraft every year all the way up to 2024. Of the total, 30 B787-9 aircraft, 25 firm and […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft Delivers Record Performance

Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 […]

Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), becoming the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest, most modern and efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The delivery was celebrated upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ALC receives its first A350-900 out of an order for […]

Inaugural Delta A350 Flight Departs Detroit for Tokyo-Narita

The Airbus A350 is now a reality for Delta Air Lines customers and employees. Years of hard work and planning across virtually every workgroup at Delta culminated Monday afternoon as Flight 275 pushed back from Gate A40 shortly after 1:40 p.m. The inaugural flight of Delta’s new international flagship aircraft was heralded with a customer […]

A350 Fire Risk Triggers EASA Emergency Directive

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning operators that there is a risk of the Airbus A350 hydraulic engine driven pump (EDP) overheating and causing a fire. EASA issued the AD because the A350’s hydraulic fluid cooling system is located in the fuel tanks. An Airbus spokeswoman said […]

First Delta A350 Lands In Atlanta

Delta’s newest jet, touched down in Atlanta following the trans-Atlantic crossing direct from Toulouse, France, where the aircraft was assembled. On board the widebody jet were a number of employees from TechOps, Fleet Strategy and Transactions, IT, Product Marketing, Flight Operations, On Board Services and others who were instrumental in delivering the A350 to the […]

Aeroflot Cancels Eight A350-800s

Aeroflot Airline has canceled an order for eight Airbus A350-800s, Airbus revealed in a presentation at an annual press briefing. Airbus confirmed to ATW the Russian flag carrier has 14 A350-800s on order. The order change was made in November 2016. In 2007, Aeroflot ordered 22 A350s, comprising eight -800s and 14 -900s. Because the […]

A350 Pilot Training Triggers Finnair A330 Lease Extension

Finland flag carrier Finnair has extended the lease on an Iberia Airbus A330 until May 31 because of A350 crew training delays. The A330 had been scheduled to leave the fleet Jan. 31. The oneworld carrier had planned to use the A330 on its 3X-weekly Miami route only from Jan. 10-31, but this 21-day lease […]